Oscars 2009: 10 Most Outrageous Quotes

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"You look like you work in a Hasidic meth lab."
Natalie Portman, to Ben Stiller (dressed as Joaquin Phoenix), while presenting Best Cinematography

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"Has anybody ever fainted here? Because I might be the first one."
Penélope Cruz, breathlessly accepting her first Oscar, for Best Supporting Actress (for Vicky Cristina Barcelona)

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"Say whatever is on your mind because you know we have a seven-second delay. But if you win, we switch to a 20-minute delay."
– Host Hugh Jackman, to Best Actor nominee Mickey Rourke – who's been known to drop the F-bomb in acceptance speeches

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"She's beautiful, and I love her, and she can like, adopt me if she wants to."
Miley Cyrus, on Best Actress nominee Angelina Jolie, to E! host Ryan Seacrest

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"Don't fall in love with me."
Steve Martin to Tina Fey, playing out their own form of a soap opera while presenting Best Screenplay Adaptation

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"I had to become a vampire to find the right woman."
Twilight star Robert Pattinson, presenting a montage of romantic moments in the year's films

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"Think I could make this into a pipe?"
Pineapple Express star Seth Rogen, marveling at the Oscar statuette in a skit with famed cinematographer Janusz Kaminski and James Franco (not pictured) about the year's comedy films

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"On set they can be your mother, your father, even your therapist. They can even manage hostage negotiations when a certain actor is having trouble coming out of their trailer. Not that I'm speaking about myself. But you know who you are, Ben Stiller."
Reese Witherspoon, praising the leadership of directors before presenting the Best Director Oscar

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"How did he do it? How for so many years did Sean Penn get all those jobs playing straight men?"
Robert De Niro, introducing Penn's Best Actor nomination as gay politican Harvey Milk

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"I want to be very clear that I do know how hard I make it to appreciate me, often."
Sean Penn, referring to his reputation as being notoriously difficult, while accepting the Best Actor award for Milk

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